Old Carolina Barbecue Company Reviews

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Kelsey

    Kelsey · Getting married on 09/21/2019

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    Great experience!

    My fiancé and I went in for a tasting at the Rocky River location. The food was great and the catering coordinator was very personable and helpful.

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    lauren bodziony · Married on 03/09/2019

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    Good Food and Good Pricing!

    Amazing food, easy to work with, reasonable pricing. Happy we chose them and our guests loved the food! They went out of their way to even help with cake cutting services.

  • Lauri

    Lauri K. Bucci · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Excellent Service, Excellent Food!

    My daughter loves anything and everything barbecue, so when we saw Old Carolina Barbecue on the preferred vendor list at our wedding venue, we were eager to give them a try. Leslianne was a dream to work with, so professional and responsive. She invited us to a taste-testing evening, and once we tried the food, we were completely hooked. We are still receiving compliments about how good the food was five weeks after the wedding. The Old Carolina BBQ team worked together like a well-oiled machine, cheerfully and quickly serving everyone, answering questions, and helping wherever possible. And when dinner was over, they dismantled the buffet so quickly and quietly that nobody even realized they'd done it unless they happened to look over and see that it was gone! We could not have been more pleased with them and will highly recommend them to anyone seeking delicious food, great service and a lot of very happy wedding guests.

  • Leah

    Leah · Married on 10/27/2018

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    Followed through with their word!!

    Old Carolina BBQ definitely stepped up and took on a challenge. I has spoken with the catering manager, who no longer works there, about a year and a half prior to my wedding. He made promises, gave us quotes, and we put the deposit down. Then, time goes by, and 2.5 weeks or so before my wedding, I call to confirm the number of people and the final price with them. The staff informed me that the catering manager I had worked with no longer was employed there, they had NO RECORD of our event, and I would have to call back to speak with upper management. After some internal freaking out, I spoke with Mark, the general manager of the store. He was very nice, very helpful, and promised me that he and his team would perform and deliver every promise the previous catering manager had agreed to. I had to admit, I was nervous they were not going to show up the day of. But right on time, Mark, personally came to work my event, and his team arrived and began working right away. They were professional, the food was delicious, and lived up to all my exceptions. Thank you for being awesome and setting up, Old Carolina BBQ!!

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    Alexis · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Leslianne and her team were wonderful to work with. They were nothing but professional and sweet to our guests and the food was amazing! Any questions we had, we immediately had an answer. Leslianne was so amazing through the planning process! Whether it was answering my questions, making last minute changes, or sending me pictures of the linens, she was on top of everything. I highly recommend Old Carolina for any event you're throwing.

    Sent on 09/14/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thank-you so much for your AWESOME review Alexis! You were a dream to work with as well <3 <3 <3 - Hope to see you in the restaurant some time! Leslianne
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    Michelle · Married on 08/11/2018

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    Flawless Service and Delicious Food

    Old Carolina was the perfect choice for our wedding. The whole process was smooth and seamless and there were no issues at all. They were flexible when we wanted to add on additional options. The food was piping hot, plentiful and delicious and the servers were friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great value and our guests raves about our food. Totally recommend them!

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    Shelby · Married on 07/27/2018

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    Leslianne Lake of Old Carolina BBQ was very easy to work with and quickly responded to my emails. The food was delicious and the staff was extremely friendly to our guests.

    Sent on 08/04/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thank-you so much Shelby! It was a pleasure working with you as well! Congratulations! <3 - Leslianne
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    Logann · Married on 07/14/2018

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    We chose Old Carolina BBQ for our wedding 3 weeks ago and are so glad we did! Staff was friendly and professional and the food was amazing! People are still talking about it :)

    Sent on 08/02/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Logann - We love to hear that! Thank-you for choosing OCBC for your BIG day! Congratulations!
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    Lauren · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Our wedding was Saturday Evening (6/30/18) and I am still hearing how delicious the food was. Everyone was impressed by everything. Even our picky eaters were thrilled. We also have family from both Georgia & Nashville, they love their bbq and they were beyond impressed! The staff who worked our wedding were truly amazing. They roughed it through one of our hottest days to date this summer without AC, and still had a smile on their faces. They were kind, courteous, and very attentive. I’ve always been thrilled with food from Old Carolina, and I’m glad to say the experience of wedding planning with them was truly a dream. All in all a great company to work with and I would definitely recommend them without hesitation!

    Sent on 07/04/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thank-you so much for the awesome review Lauren! So happy our staff and food exceeded your expectations! It was a pleasure to work with you as well! <3 - Leslianne
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    Christina · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Brooke was wonderful to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. She was always prompt in responding to questions and emails leading up to the big day. When the mother of the groom and I did a tasting at one of their events we knew that is was the right vendor to handle our menu for our wedding day! We taste tested everything on the catering menu and the staff gave us plenty of time to try all of our options before setting with us to answer questions, unlike other catering companies we did tastings with. The staff were very understanding of our need to have a vegan option and our concern that the pasta we choose may be a little dry if it sets out for a long period of time during the summer days. The staff added notes to exclude the bacon in the green beans and to add extra oil base to the pasta, and those notes were followed as both were exactly as requested the day of the wedding. As the wedding day approached Brooke touched base with me to verify all the details. The vendor also handled setting up the appetizers and did a wonderful job of keeping them stocked. I highly recommend their catering services to anyone looking for an amazing vendor, while still staying within a wedding budget!

    Sent on 08/01/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Christina - thank-you so much for the awesome review! I have to say we LOVE Brooke too - she rocks!!!!! So happy that everything was wonderful for your BIG day! <3 - Leslianne
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    anna · Married on 06/16/2018

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    We love Old Carolina and when we realized that they were one of the preferred vendors for our venue, we knew we couldn't go wrong since they taste so good! We met Brooke at a catering/wedding event and booked shortly after that. We then were in contact with Leslianne, who took over and everything continued to run smoothly. She was always very responsive to emails and requests. We appreciated them handling the linens, tables and chairs also on top of the food. And the food, we had it served family style, which everyone raved about as well as the delicious food! Thanks again for being apart of our wedding and sharing in our vision!

    Sent on 08/07/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Anna - thank-you so much for the awesome review!!!! It was an absolutely pleasure to work with you and your wedding was GORGEOUS!!!!! Congratulations! <3 <3 <3 - Leslianne (and Brooke too!)
  • Morgan

    Morgan · Married on 04/21/2018

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    Hired for my sisters wedding, everything turned out amazing, they even had staff pick up plates and hand out dessert. I planned this wedding from Virginia and they made it very easy even from out of town. After I had already hired them I heard so many people tell me how much they love their food, so it calmed my nerves knowing I picked a delicious place. I love that it isn't the traditional easy to make wedding food. Their food is something people actually want to eat and look forward to dinner. Even with the name BBQ they were so professional and catered to all tastes not just smoked and covered in sauce. If I had another event in the future I would hire again, defiantly the best price around and they include so much. We started at $12 per person but after my sister went to the tasting my family was so in love and added so much it went up a bit, but totally worth it. I'm happy everyone was full of amazing food.

    Sent on 06/26/2017

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Morgan - Thank-you for the awesome review. Planning from afar can be stressful and I am happy we made the planning easy for you! Also LOVE hearing how much people love and appreciate our food and staff! Congratulations! - Leslianne
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    Sarah · Married on 02/09/2018

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    Everything was delicious and the staff was very professional!

    Sent on 03/13/2018

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thank-you Sarah!!!! Congratulations!
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    Kenzi · Married on 10/07/2017

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    Leslieann kept in great communication with me throughout the process, even when we had a hiccup with the plates (which are provided in the price), she got it worked out perfectly for me. The woman that was there for the wedding also kept in good communication with me though out the night and they packed up all our leftovers for us!! Delicious! Thank you!!!

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    Casey · Married on 07/08/2017

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    Our experience with Old Carolina was nothing short of awesome! Brooke was incredible (especially with my changes) and always had a smile on her face. Her staff the day of the wedding were great and the food was the talk of the night! Fantastic service and reasonably priced. I loved that ordering linens and other fabrics was so easy as they handled everything for us with Miller Rental. Highly recommend!

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    B · Married on 06/18/2017

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    LeslieAnne was wonderful to work with - she was quick to answer emails and all of my questions and requests. My guests are till raving about the food. We even had a good amount left to take home which fed the extended family for the next few days! Excellent service staff as well!

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    Jenna · Married on 06/10/2017

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    I cannot leave a higher review for Old Carolina! From our initial emails to our tasting to our wedding day, we could not be more pleased with their professionalism, attention to detail, and positive attitudes. Leslianne was amazing to work with, and was incredibly prompt with her email responses and returned phone calls. She did everything possible to ensure our day was everything we imagined it to be and was incredibly accommodating with our ideas. The food served at our wedding was even better than what we had sampled at our tasting and at the Old Carolina restaurant. They pulled the pork right as my husband and I walked up to the buffet table! Our guests loved our non-traditional menu, and many went up for seconds and thirds. I absolutely recommend Old Carolina for your “I Do BBQ”!

    Sent on 06/26/2017

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Jenna - YOU were amazing to work with! One of the things I say over and over again is how FUN and easy going out clients typically are, thank-you for being one of them! I am so happy everything met and EXCEEDED your expectations. It really makes me proud of all the hard work our team does on a day to day basis! Congratulations! Leslianne
  • Aimee

    Aimee · Married on 06/04/2017

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    Leslianne with Old Carolina was a pleasure to work with! She was responsive and so helpful. The servers that worked our wedding were also so kind and professional! We got so many comments about how great the food was! It was also a great price for delicious food and great service. I would definitely recommend Old Carolina Barbecue!

    Sent on 07/08/2017

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thank-you so much Aimee! Being part of our clients special day and knowing they loved it make all our hard work with it! Congratulations! Leslianne
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    Greg · Married on 05/13/2017

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    My wife and I loved working with Old Carolina! The service we received far surpassed our expectations. We live in MD and were planning our wedding in Ohio. Brooke was extremely flexible and was able to meet with us on the weekends, was extremely responsive to our emails and calls, and even connected us with other vendors in the area! On our wedding day she was there extremely early making sure that everything was set up perfectly for our reception. We had appetizers from other restaurants and she coordinated with them to make sure everything went smoothly. The food was also delicious!

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    Meghan · Married on 04/30/2017

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    We used Old Carolina BBQ to cater our post-destination wedding luncheon at Hale Farm. Working with Leslianne to coordinate all of the details was an absolute pleasure. She is super professional, kind and knowledgeable. The staff on the day of the event (I wish I could remember the name of the manager/lead on that day!) was EXCEPTIONAL. When we arrived, the staff had an "all hands on deck" attitude and were willing to pitch in wherever we needed. It was very appreciated! Now, on to the food. IT. WAS. DELICIOUS! Our guests raved about it, and it was the perfect accompaniment for our laid-back event. The food/service package that we selected was a great value and included so much (linens, etc.). The only downfall to selecting Old Carolina BBQ for catering was that they don't offer any bartending service add-on's like so many of the other caterers did. However, Leslianne was quick to give me a list of tried-and-true bartenders to contact, which was super helpful, and we ended up selecting one of her recommendations!

    Sent on 05/30/2017

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Meghan - It was a pleasure to work with you as well! So happy to be part of your BIG day! Thank-you for your awesome review - it's clients like you that make my job fun! Congratulations! <3 - Leslianne
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    Hannah · Married on 03/17/2017

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    Old Carolina BBQ was SO easy to work with & their food is AMAZING! They are affordable, friendly, accommodating, and flexible. Everyone at the wedding thought the food was delicious! I definitely recommend them. We also rented a sweetheart table and a cake table through them and they were the perfect finishing touches to our big day!

    Sent on 03/19/2017

    Old Carolina Barbecue Company's reply:

    Thank-you so much Hannah! It was great to be part of your BIG day! Best of luck to you on your awesome adventure!!!! - Leslianne
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    Hannah · Married on 11/05/2016

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    We used Old Carolina BBQ for our rehearsal dinner. We ordered a few days before over the phone and had it delivered to the location we were holding the event. The food showed up, hot, and on time. Everybody loved it! Great price as well. It would be difficult to find similar quality food at comparable price. I absolutely recommend Old Carolina BBQ for any event you may be hosting.

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    Meagan · Married on 08/20/2016

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    My mother, Aunt and I went up to Cleveland for a Bridal Expo last winter during a snow storm. We got lucky, and stumbled upon a food vendor called Old Carolina BBQ, tasted their food and we thought it was delicious. I knew the food had to be spot on for our wedding because my Uncle is a chef, so no pressure at all. When my Aunt tasted the food, and she said it was good, then I knew I had to call them for a tasting. In October we made a meeting with them, and they did not fail! The food was outstanding, the variety of meat, and sides is what we were surprised with. My husband and I thought we should look at one more place, but we just knew that we were not going to find anything as good as that. We had a handful of people at the wedding that were gluten free, and they were accomodating to that, including some vegetarians. We had pulled pork (AMAZING), smoked chicken, and ribs. Sides were veggie pasta, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad. And everyone is still raving about how good the food was at the wedding. Made my husband and I happy! Not only that, Leslianne, the VP of Restaurant of Catering and Sales was top notch to work with. She and her team came the day of the rehearsal, helped us set up tables, and set up linens, and the linens we ordered from Old Carolina, and they were beautiful. The day of the wedding, they came in, set up the appetizers, and dinner, then worked their magic. Everything was delicious. I would recommend Old Carolina to anyone who is looking for delicious done right food! They were beyond amazing to work with and went above and beyond my husband and my expectations.

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    Tommi · Married on 08/20/2016

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    super helpful through our engagement-was flexible with guestlist budget fluctuating. we were able to get all diets accommodated for-vegetarian, vegan, gluten issues, etc. Very affordable and had a good amount of leftovers to take home. Staff at our reception were super friendly and professional.

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